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BENIDORM HOLIDAY GUIDE: The Old Town "Casco Antiguo"

Tiny steeets, tapas bars and fine dining for a taste of Spain holiday. Choose from some superb hotels located right in the old town and build your own holiday to get the most out of the buzzing terrace bars and restaurants that come to life at lunchtime and every evening until late. Plus stay in the old town puts you bang in the middle of both beaches!

Great for a more authentic Spanish atmosphere!

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Balcon de Mediterraneo in the Old Town Benidorm, Spain

Rising up out of the sea protected by the Playa Levante and Playa Poniente on either side, the old town of Benidorm offers a touch of real Spain. Explore the tiny streets full of cafés and the famous "Tapas Alley" in Calle José Martinez Oriola, plus enjoy amazing views and gorgeous sunsets from the Mirador del Castell and the Balcón del Mediterráneo.

Far removed from the brash and vibrant Levante and Rincon de Loix, the old town is where you will find Mediterranean warmth and vitality and enjoy some quiet reflection and a peaceful afternoon or evening. 

Stroll through the old town streets and head up Calle Mayor and Calle Canfail which will take you to the 18th century parish church of San Jaime and Santa Ana with the distinctive two blue tile domes. Some great photo opportunities await in the plaza on the other side of the church. One of the best times to visit is just before sunset. This is a perfect location to watch the sun set behind Alicante or take an early morning stroll in summer before the heat of the day sets in. In summer there is an artisans market. For fun nights out the old town is also where you will find the popular Gay Benidorm village with fabulous drag show bars, and cosy cocktail bars where you will always find a fun welcome.

Oliver´s British Bar Benidorm Old Town
O´Maras Irish Pub in Benidorm Old Town. Great for Pub Food

If you are feeling fit take the steps down to the sea level terrace and take a few snaps of the bay. Afterwards, perhaps take a much deserved pit stop at one of the terrace café bars who all serve great coffee and snacks if you are feeling peckish. After your rest take the steps down to the harbour and Mal Pas beach, then head back through the old town via the pedestrian street for some shopping therapy, an ice cream or a drink at a pavement café.

We think you might enjoy one of these top hotels in the old town

Perfectly located for a taste or real Spain and a Tapas or two!

Corona del Mar Old Town Beach Hotel in Benidorm

4* RH Corona del Mar

OLD TOWN BEACH
A great location beach hotel just a few minutes from the harbour, old town Tapas bars and shopping. Ideal for quieter holidays with the gorgeous beach front promenade opposite.

Book just the hotel of as part of a Package Holiday.

New hotel 4 Star RH Canfali Gastrohotel Benidorm

NEW 2018 4* Canfali Gastrohotel

BY THE TOWN CHURCH
New in 2018, small quality 4 star upgraded hotel. An historic building completely renovated and quite literally clinging to the Balcón del Mediterráneo. Located opposite the iconic blue dome Church of San Jaime.
Gorgeous new rooms! 
SUPERB HOTEL

3 star Hotel Benilux Park in the old town of Benidorm

3* Benilux Park Hotel

OLD TOWN / PONIENTE
Happy Staff - Updated rooms all with pool views. Free wifi in rooms. A  value for money hotel in the busy center of Benidorm old town, only a five minute walk to the old town harbour and Tapas bars.
POPULAR WITH LONG STAY BRITISH GUESTS IN WINTER

3 star Hotel Melina a refurbished city hotel in Benidorm

3* Melina Hotel

OLD TOWN CENTER
Modern bright newly refurbished city style hotel
Often overlooked in favour of Levante hotels the Melina is ideal for those who prefer a friendly Spanish hotel. Overlooking the little square "Plaza España". Good value.
SMART CITY HOTEL

Colon Beach Hotel Benidorm old town Poniente.

2* Villa Venecia Boutique

OLD TOWN (BEACH)

A great location for a beach holiday in Benidorm. Enjoy simple rooms many with sea views and directly opposite the Poniente beach. The old town bars and restaurants are less than 100m away!

Good value 2* choice 

Madeira Centro 4 Star Old Town Central Hotel Benidorm

4* Madeira Centro Hotel

OLD TOWN / LEVANTE

A modern city style hotel on Plaza Triangular on the edge of the old town and only 200m from the Levante beach. Great location for the best of Benidorm.

Book just the hotel of as part of a Package Holiday.

Roca Mar Hotel Benidorm

3* Hotel Roca Mar

OLD TOWN CENTER

Small city hotel right in the heart of the "Casco Antiguo". Family run and very friendly with breakfasts rated superb. Many repeat guest here who come back for the friendly service.

Homes baked bread and pastries at Breakfast

Fetiche B&B Hotel in Benidorm

2* Fetiche B&B Hotel

LEVANTE / OLD TOWN

Just 17 gorgeous rooms in this bed and breakfast hotel. Enjoy a free room safe, free soft drinks mini-bar, great coffee and free WIFI. Beach is 200m walk.
Prefect for a long weekend or short break holiday.

Great Tapas bars 35m!